Founding Editor


Stephen R. Lankton, L.C.S.W.


The Ericksonian Monographs, Vols. 1-10 contain the highest quality articles on Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy, including technique, theory, and research, during Stephen Lankton’s tenure as Editor-in-Chief.

The Founding Editorial Board

Associate Editors

Joseph Barber, Ph.D. Cloe Madanes
Kristina K. Erickson, M.D. Marion R. Moore, M.D.
Richard Fisch, M.D. Robert E. Pearson, M.D.
Stephen G. Gilligan, Ph.D. Sidney Rosen, M.D.
Jay Haley, M.A. Ernest L. Rossi, Ph.D.
Bill O'Hanlon, M.S. Kay F. Thompson, D.D.S.
Carol H. Lankton, M.A. Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.
Herbert S. Lustig, M.D.

Advisory Board

Ralph M. Daniel, Ph.D. Jane A. Parsons, C.S.W.
D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D. Madeleine Richeport, Ph.D.
Ronald A. Havens, Ph.D. Michele Ritterman, Ph.D.
Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. Sandra M. Sylvester, Ph.D.
William J. Matthews, Ph.D. R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
David M. Northway, M.A. Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D.
Dan C. Overlade, Ph.D.

International Advisory Board

Robert B. McNeilly, M.D.
Moris Kleinhauz, M.D.
Nachman Alon, M.A.
Michael Vancura, Dipl. Psych
Camillo Loriedo, M.D.
James Wilk, M.A., M.Sc.
Gosaku Naruse, Dr.Med.Sci.
Jean Godin, M.D., Ph.D.
Jean Lassner, M.D.

Chong Tong Mun, B.B.S.B., M.D.

Burkhard Peter, Dipl.Psych.
Hans-Ulrich Schachtner
Dipl. Psych.
Gunther Schmidt, M.D.
Bernhard Trenkle, Dipl.Psych.
Bengt Essler, D.D.S.
Lars-Eric Unestahl, Ph.D.

The Netherlands
Kees Hoogduin, M.D.
Alfred Lange, Ph.D.

Issues Number 1-10

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Number 1: Elements and Dimensions of an Ericksonian Approach
1985  ISBN: 0-87630-411-0

All of these articles are originals and deal with the theme: Elements and Dimensions of an Ericksonian Approach. Some authors have given examples from Erickson's own work and others have provided interpretations of their own. Yet, a comparison of these articles reveals agreement on some fun- damental concepts of a distinctive approach. These concepts define and identify the work of Dr. Erickson as well as the work of those authors who have incorporated his influence throughout their work. In the final analysis, this is the Ericksonian Approach as it is understood today. (Ed. Lankton)

Number 2: Central Themes and Underlying Principles
1987  ISBN:  0-87630-470-6

The theme of this issue reflects the desire to discover and add what is essential in Erickson's approach to their therapeutic work. Addressing this theme we have ten articles including techniques, perspectives, and theory. Several articles provide theoretical foundations an creative ideas for interventions related to the themes. This issue also has a number of case studies and case illustrations to further illustrate the theme. (Ed. Lankton).

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Number 3: Treatment of Special Populations
1988  ISBN: 0-87630-494-3

This special issue of The Ericksonian Monographs contains unpublished "accepted papers" from the Third International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy held in Phoenix, Arizona, December 3-7, 1986. Eleven chapters depict the use of Ericksonian methods for various special treatment populations. A creative application of Erickson's ideas, such as those exemplified by the treatment of various difficult cases, is of utmost importance to clinicians. The chapters illustrate cases and techniques dealing with clients who come with phobias, pain, stuttering, autism, psychosis, and multiple personality, and include some timely and far reaching concerns as those brought by homosexual clients and Mexican American populations and other cross-cultural groups. (Eds. Lankton, Zeig).

Number 4:  Research Comparisons and Medical Applications
1988  ISBN:

Three extremely important areas of development in Ericksonian work are addressed: research, integration other therapies, and medical practice. The research section illustrates a wide range of models to illuminate Erickson's work. Many therapists appreciate Erickson's work but have established a successful style of work which they do not abandon, for these therapists two articles provide integration by means of comparison and contrast. The medical profession often views the use of hypnotic-related therapy as too time consuming to implement within their busy and, sometimes, chaotic environment. Three articles provided here illustrate that this environmental difficulty need not be a limitation. (Eds. Lankton, Zeig).

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Number 5: Ericksonian Hypnosis: Application, Preparation, and Research
1989  ISBN: 0-87630-523-0

This issue of The Ericksonian Monographs concentrates on the topic of Ericksonian Hypnosis & Research. Among these chapters are papers of concern to basic, inter- mediate, and advanced practitioners and researchers. This issue offers three articles on beginning hypnosis, three noteworthy research pieces on the practice of hypnosis, one on posthypnotic work, and one on the issues involved in the ethics of Ericksonian work. (Ed. Lankton).

Number 6: Extrapolation: Demonstrations of Ericksonian Therapy
1989  ISBN: 0-87630-523-0

Six solicited Invited Faculty of the tenth Anniversary Conference were invited to select their favorite videotaped demonstration and commented upon it for inclusion in this special volume. The six faculty members are Joseph Barber, Ph.D., Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., Stephen Lankton, M.S.W., Bill O'Hanlon, M.S., Ernest Rossi, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D. For added perspective we also asked each faculty member to comment on another faculty member's demonstration. The chapters in this volume were not subject to the normal Editorial Board review process but rather, represent the complete and unabridged transcriptions for those demonstrations and the twelve commentaries. (Eds. Lankton, Zeig).

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Number 7: The Broader Implications of Ericksonian Therapy
1990  ISBN: 0-87630-582-6

Contained in this volume is a "position paper" by Richard Fisch, M.D., Research Associate, and Director of the Brief Therapy Center at MRI, in which he states his views about what Erickson's work can become and may become. Following it are eight rejoinders from experts representing a diverse range of theory and practice. The list includes Steve DeShazar. M.S.W., William Matthews, Ph.D., William Nugent, Ph.D., Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., Douglas Flemmons, Ph.D., Robert Pearson, M.D., and Ernest Rossi, Ph.D. Understandably, there is difference of opinion in each of these articles. Readers will discover that this diversity of conviction tells a story which is, perhaps, the broader implication of Dr. Erickson's work. (Ed. Lankton).

Number 8: Views on Ericksonian Brief Therapy, Process and Action
1991  ISBN: 0-87630-646-6

The Milton Erickson Foundation organized 4th International Congress on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy: Brief Therapy: Myth, Metaphor, Method in December of 1988. This volume is a selected collection of papers from that conference on brief therapy ideas, interventions and cases. It provides a panorama of internationally known authors with multi-national views and conveys a richness of perspective and technique created from the of global influence Milton Erickson's work in brief therapy. (Eds. Lankton, Zeig).

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Number 9: The Essence of a Single-Session Success
1994  ISBN: 0-87630-727-6

The majority of the issue concerns a rich array of inspiring thought and commentary about how therapy can be interpreted and viewed from nine experts responding to a successful single brief therapy session. This session, conducted by Stephen Lankton, M.S.W., concerned a client suffering from chronic anxiety and severe anxiety attacks. Analyses of the case transcript and video came from Richard Fisch, M.D., William Matthew's, Ph.D., Lynn Johnson, Ph.D., Robert Schwarz, Psy.D., Jane Parsons-Fein, M.S.W., Bradford P. Keeney, Ph.D., Gregg Eichenfield, Ph.D., Carol Kershaw, Ed.D., Betty Alice Erickson, M.A., and Robert Pearson, MD. Other articles provide thoughtful material on theory, context, case research, and short term therapy, as well as a look at Milton Erickson's explanation of his own work.  (Eds. Lankton, Erickson).

Number 10: Difficult Contexts for Therapy
1995   ISBN: 0-87630-749-7

This issue provides with eleven articles from internationally recognized experts on Ericksonian therapy. These collected papers pertain to difficult therapeutic contexts, some of which are examined as theoretical problems and others pertain to practice and research. The chapters cover working with cancer pain, school avoidance, school classrooms, extramural assignments, HMOs, head injury recovery and other difficult contexts. (Eds. Lankton, Zeig).

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